Slamming the violence allegedly unleashed by Akali Dal jathedars and lack of control by the Parkash Singh Badal government as weapons have not been seized on the eve of the zila parishad and block samiti elections, Paramjit Singh Kainth, president of the newly-formed National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA), has blamed the Sukhbir-Majithia duo for the situation.
“Three men have been killed at Adampur in Bathinda district and Chak Mishri Khan (Lopoke), near Amritsar. The responsibility lies with the administration and the political leadership as weapons have not been seized as should be done before the elections,” said Kainth.
“The police have become defunct because of the interference by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal and revenue minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia. Goonda raj has come to exist in Punjab. Elections are meant to establish a democratic rule of law, but the exact opposite is happening,” Kainth added.
The Congress-led by Partap Singh Bajwa is also fuelling violence by issuing provocative statements, Kainth alleged. The NSCA president said time is ripe for the Centre to intervene as the poor people of the state, especially those belonging to the SC and backward castes are living in fear.
He added that the Congress was no different during its rule. It has become a trend. The BJP is also to blame for being a silent spectator to violence, he added.